Oregon City Brewing Releases Apricot, Blackberry, Plum & Raspberry Barrel-Aged Sours

Oregon City Brewing has announced the 2019 “Coming To Fruition” series of barrel-aged sour fruit beers with four iterations coming to 500ml bottles: Apricot, Blackberry, Plum, and Raspberry. Oregon City’s initial release of the cherry sour has won both a bronze medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival and a bronze medal at the recent 2019 Oregon Beer Awards. Also, OC’s Marionberry earned a silver medal at the 2019 Best of Craft Beer Awards in the Mixed-Culture Brett Beer category.

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“While we were very happy with our first run of bigger bottles, the market seems to indicate that cans and smaller bottles are the way to go,” says Oregon City Brewing sales representative Adam Sivits. “We’re very excited to get this new round of world-class sours into our customers’ hands.”

Bottles will be available for sale in the Oregon City Brewing taproom starting on Friday, March 8 and at various bottle shops and restaurants in Oregon City and the Portland metro area, as well as Vancouver and Camas in Washington.

The “Coming To Fruition” beers are golden ales soured with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces and aged in French oak barrels for one year. Whole fruit is then added to the barrels for the final four months of the year-long aging process. The barrels are then blended into approachable, yet complex, fruit-forward sours.

More about Oregon City Brewing: The American dream is starting a business in your garage.

Then growing out of the garage and transforming a derelict carpet store into a living room for the community. Our goal is to build a multi-generational business where employees and customers are treated like family. Oregon City Brewing is a new American brewery, the product of our thriving Oregon craft beer culture, shaped deeply by Oregon City values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. “We were born and raised in Oregon City and most of our family still lives there,” co-owner Bryce Morrow says. The last time there was a brewery in downtown Oregon City was 1895 by Henry Weinhard. Oregon City Brewing aims to do Henry proud by pioneering beer for the Pioneer City. Visit Oregon City Brewing at ocbeerco.com.

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